Nikki Haley slammed for claiming 'kids don’t see color' after saying she was bullied
2024 GOP presidential hopeful Nikki Haley is once again under fire. Once seen by some as a stalwart who held to her beliefs regardless of political consequence, the former South Carolina governor and former Trump UN Ambassador has flip-flopped on nearly every issue she has weighed in on at least since leaving the administration, while choosing to speak out on the most fleeting issues the GOP is focused on.
"Critical race theory is harmful to a child's education," Haley tweeted, complete with video of her talking to far right commentator Dennis Prager, who insists America is not racist. He's also decried not being able to use the "n" word anymore.
After Prager calls the 1619 Project a "lie," Haley says "kids should not be taught that they are racist," which is not what critical race theory does.
"They don't see color. They don't see gender. They don't see anything, they're just kids," Haley insists.
But as Daily Beast editor Justin Baragona notes, last year Haley talked about the discrimination and bullying she faced because she is of Indian descent.
"In much of the Democratic Party, it's now fashionable to say that America is racist. That is a lie. America is not a racist country," Haley said at the 2020 RNC, as NBC News reported.
"I was a Brown girl, in a Black and white world. We faced discrimination and hardship," she added.
"I grew up in a small town where we were the only Indian family, and I was bullied because they didn't know if I was black or if I was white," she said. "All I knew was I was Indian. I was brown; and I was bullied because I wouldn't take a side. … So I told my parents and my parents talked to the teachers, and we ended up educating the class."
Haley has also described herself as "white" on a voter registration form, as Mother Jones reported in 2011.
She is getting scorched on social media.
@mehdirhasan So if kids "don't see color," is this story that Nikki Haley told of the discrimination and bullying s… https://t.co/YgorMCoj5U— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1620172371
This is what I mean. People who are capable of making 180 degree turns whenever and however it suits their personal… https://t.co/zapWw1POWc— 😷💉🧼 COVID, FLU, RSV WAVES UNDERWAY (@😷💉🧼 COVID, FLU, RSV WAVES UNDERWAY) 1620231670
@NikkiHaley Also, I thought the word literally meant in a literal manner or exact. Please cite the critical race th… https://t.co/c1R4E2UfeN— Ida Bae Wells (@Ida Bae Wells) 1620156259
@slpng_giants @NikkiHaley Dennis is also real mad that he can’t say the n-word. https://t.co/D27AI110rw— The Next Day (firstname.lastname@example.org) (@The Next Day (email@example.com)) 1620193808
@NikkiHaley Wait... the "expert", this melting cumquat you're talking to, is the Prager guy????? Amazing. Thanks for the laugh.— Dave Zirin (@Dave Zirin) 1620159981
@NikkiHaley You don't even know what "critical race theory" is. You just want to deny knowledge of the country's fo… https://t.co/2HxVmEbRZP— Scott Tobias (@Scott Tobias) 1620159891
@NikkiHaley You've literally read nothing on the subject. Why broadcast your ignorance?— Dave Zirin (@Dave Zirin) 1620159892
@NikkiHaley Schools aren’t teaching kids they are racist. Schools are teaching kids the history of the United State… https://t.co/d7g4cmnZLY— Edw. A. Havens III (@Edw. A. Havens III) 1620157482
ARE YOU KIDDING?! I went to a predominately white and considerably “friendly” public school and was called a “terro… https://t.co/2cW68QovzF— Puneet✨ (@Puneet✨) 1620180786
Nonstop, vicious lying is all there is left. This person has presidential ambitions, too. https://t.co/1QHGPy7ETw— The Editorial Board (@The Editorial Board) 1620154141
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